Kelowna, British Columbia
Why it’s awesome:
Kelowna lies at the heart of Okanagan Valley and on the shores of Okanagan Lake. The region is home to a vast range of wines that are consistently ranked among the best in Canada. Sipping Pinot Gris and catching glimpses of the lake between the long rows of a vineyard sounds like the ideal summer day.
What to do:
You could debate endlessly about which winery to visit, but unless you’re a bona fide sommelier, you'll likely enjoy any one of the vineyards that are dotted around the valley and spend a lovely afternoon tasting wines. It would be wise to pay special attention to Riesling, the region’s specialty. When you’re done with drinking, stop by a farmer’s market.
When to visit:
You can visit wineries from late spring through fall, but wait to stop by in August if you want to visit an orchard and pick your own ripe peaches and plums.